Make a noise for ECE in 2023 – early bird conference tickets are here 

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand and Childspace Early Childhood Institute are proud to co-host an unforgettable national conference for early childhood education in Aotearoa NZ in 2023. 

We’re excited to announce the release of early bird tickets our 2023 ECE conference – Ketekete mai! Make a noise for ECE! 

Secure your place at early bird prices.  

Your registration covers an action-packed programme and hospitality over three days from 24 to 27 August. You can count on: 

  • passionate and inspiring keynote speakers from overseas and Aotearoa NZ 
  • practical, playful and educational workshops 
  • a  hikoi to Parliament to visit politicians and speak up for ECE 
  • a party to celebrate 60 years of making a noise for ECE 
  • evening drinks and nibbles on Thursday and Friday nights
  • tonnes of creative and fun activities. 

Our keynote speakers include:

  • Internationally renowned brain development specialist and advocate for children’s issues, Dr Jean Clinton 
  • ECE instructor, play specialist, musician and podcaster, Marc Battle, of Canada 
  • Behavioural specialist, speaker, coach and professional development facilitator for the education and care sector, Sandi Phoenix. 
  • Writer and blogger Hana Tapiata, who lives by mātauranga Māori philosophies for wellbeing and realising potential. 
  • Pasifika leader, lawyer, and advocate for children, Tufaga Tasi Malu, with a powerful message about early childhood education, leadership and making a lasting difference.
  • Childspace founders Toni and Robin Christie, who have devoted their careers to early childhood education, environments for children, and inspiring and teaching adults about the importance of the early years. 

Along with our friends at the Childspace Early Childhood Institute, we think it’s going to be our most exciting, fun and noisy conference yet!

Learn more and secure your place at early bird prices.